from the foothills to and round the mountains of Snowdonia
SUMMER  SUNDAY  TRIPS from LLANBERIS
by

Gwynfor summer "S1" Sherpa    
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass    


    Gwynfor "S4-S97" Sherpa
    Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
sherpanetwork
  B E W A R E ....................... !!!
Car Parking in Snowdonia is very limited and can be expensive if a space can be found

The alternative is to leave your car behind and use the
Snowdon Sherpa Bus network

It is still possible to make a Sunday trip from
Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed on a through "S2" Sherpa

Alternatively Beddgelert and/or Porthmadog
(by changing Sherpa buses at Pen-y-Pass)
or a "clockwise morning trip" round Snowdon, including a short coffee break at Betws-y-Coed


Suggested timings are shown below and they can all be done for just 6.80 using a
"Red Rover"
(gives you maximum flexibility in case you want to change your plans en-route)
(Purchase ticket from the driver of your first bus)


LATEST..........
Dilwyns have made changes to their Sunday "88" connections
from and back to Caernarfon commencing Sunday 14th July
as shown in the tables below......
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The are no changes to any Sherpa journeys

Please bookmark and re-visit this page nearer the time for confirmation
and to check if there have been any further changes

This "unofficial" website attempts to show what services are available
It contains composite timetables of connecting services on a cross-Snowdonia route basis
where a change of bus is necessary --- hopefully it will help you plan your days out
It also includes some suggested "trips round Snowdonia - without your car"
You can click on any underlined location to go direct to the appropriate timetable


Snowdon Sherpa
Sundays - 14th July 2019 until further notice
also Public Holiday Monday 26th August

see important note above
  Click here for suggested Monday to Saturday itineraries from Llanberis
"Trips around Snowdonia - without your car"
from Llanberis
Summer is an ideal time for a longer day out to visit Snowdonia with more Sherpas
and a later "S2" journey back from Betws-y-Coed
 Please note specially - at this time of the year the last return Sunday Sherpa buses to Llanberis are as follows...... 
Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis (S2) - depart 18.40
Capel Curig to Llanberis (S2) - depart 18.52
Llyn Ogwen to Llanberis (S6-S2) - connection depart 1410  (change at Capel Curig)
Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis (S2) - depart 19.05
Porthmadog to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection depart 1355  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
there is a later direct non-Sherpa "T2" journey at 1605 via Pen-y-Groes
and an even later Summer only non-Sherpa "1S-X19-S2" journey at 1640 via Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed

Beddgelert to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection depart 1715  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Rhyd Ddu to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection depart 1616  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Nant Gwynant (Watkin) to Llanberis (S4-S2) - connection depart 1720  (change at Pen-y-Pass)
Caernarfon to Llanberis (88) - depart 18.20
Porthmadog to Llanberis (T2-88) - connection depart 1605  (change at Caernarfon)
there is a later Summer only non-Sherpa "1S-X19-S2" journey at 1640 via Blaenau Ffestiniog and Betws-y-Coed
Bangor to Llanberis (85) - depart 1630

Green - all Sherpa services       Gold - non-Sherpa services


   Click here if you want to climb Snowdon
or if you want to make a simple journey round Snowdon - click for the clockwise or anticlockwise summary timetables  otherwise..........



               
BETWS-Y-COED
via Pen-y-Pass,  the Twin Lakes,  Capel Curig and the Swallow Falls

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first Sherpa to cover the COMPLETE trip to Betws-y-Coed or Llanrwst
 
Outward
   
Return
 
 
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
S2
Llanberis  Joe Brown $
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.30
14.30
Betws-y-Coed
12.10
13.40
14.40
15.48
16.40
17.30
18.40
Pen-y-Pass
08.25
09.25
10.25
11.25
12.25
13.55
14.55
Pen-y-Pass
12.35
14.05
15.05
16.05
17.05
17.55
19.05
Betws-y-Coed
08.47
09.47
10.47
11.47
12.47
14.17
15.17
Llanberis
12.45
14.20
15.20
16.25
17.20
18.10
19.20
08.00 - Sherpa journey     $ - all "S2" Sherpa journeys also call at the Interchange (five minutes later)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
BEDDGELERT   or   PORTHMADOG
via Pen-y-Pass,  the Nant Gwynant Pass and the Aberglslyn Pass

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a "Snowdon Sherpa day ticket" - just 5 from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip to Beddgelert or Porthmadog
 
Outward
   
Return
                         
S2
S2
S4
S2
S2
S4-S97 *
S2
S2
S4
S97-S4
S2
S2
S4
S2
S4
S2
S2
T2-88
2-X19-S2
Llanberis
08.00
09.00
-
10.00
11.00
-
12.00
13.30
-
Porthmadog
13.55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1605
1640
Pen-y-Pass 
08.25
09.25
 
10.10
10.25
11.25
 
12.20
12.25
13.55
 
14.50
Rhyd Ddu
|
-
-
16.16
-
-
-
-
##
###
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Beddgelert
14.20
-
-
16.25
-
17.15
-
-
Beddgelert 
-
-
10.35
-
-
12.45
-
-
15.15
Pen-y-Pass 
14.42
15.05
16.10
16.47
17.05
17.40
17.55
19.05
Rhyd Ddu
-
-
10.43
-
-
|
-
-
15.23
Llanberis
-
15.20
16.25
-
17.20
-
18.10
19.20
1752
1920
Porthmadog
-
-
C
-
-
12.35
-
-
C
08.00 - Sherpa journey     C - Shepa continues to Caernarfon    
* - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
## - an alternative later journey from Porthmadog via Caernarfon arrive 1650,  depart 1720    
### - an alternative later journey from Porthmadog via Blaenau Ffestiniog arrive 1708,  depart 1740 and Betws-y-Coed arrive 1805,  depart 1840    
If you are planning to return on either of these alternative journeys,   them purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
   
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
clockwise  -  via Pen-y-Pass,   Beddgelert,   Porthmadog  and   Caernarfon
Summary Timetable

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
stop off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE circuit
 
 
 
S2
S2
S4
88
 
88
 
S2
S2
S4-S97 *
2
 
S2
S2
S4
88
 
T2
88
Llanberis
08.00
09.00
-
-
-
10.00
11.00
-
-
-
12.00
13.30
-
-
-
Llanberis
Pen-y-Pass  
08.25
09.25
10.10
-
-
10.25
11.25
12.20
-
12.25
13.55
14.50
-
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
Beddgelert  
-
-
10.35
-
-
-
-
12.45
-
-
-
15.15
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
Porthmadog
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
13.10
1325
-
-
|
-
1605
-
Porthmadog
Caernarfon
-
-
11.05
1135
1405
-
-
-
1408
-
-
15.50
1620
1650
1820
Caernarfon
Llanberis
-
-
-
1159
1429
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1644
-
18R42
Llanberis




08.00 - Sherpa journey     * - the destination indicator on the front of this Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass may display "Beddgelert" or "Porthmadog" (sometimes changing en-route)    
- but in all cases there is only one bus so DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND    
1105 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
R - continues to Llanberis on request to the driver at or before Cwm-y-Glo    
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

               
CIRCULAR   TRIP   ROUND   SNOWDON
anticlockwise  -  via Caernarfon,   Porthmadog,   Beddgelert  and  Pen-y-Pass

stopping off for morning coffee,  lunch  and/or  tea to suit yourself

 
Purchase a 6.80 RED ROVER day ticket from the driver of your first bus to cover the COMPLETE trip
 
 
88
T2
1 *
 
88
S4
S2
S2
 
S97-S4
S2
S2
 
88
88
S4
S2
 
S4
S2
S2
Llanberis
0800
-
-
0950
-
-
-
-
-
-
1200
1430
-
-
-
-
-
Caernarfon
0823
0930
1030
1013
11.10
-
-
-
-
-
1223
1453
15.50
-
-
-
-
Porthmadog
-
1020
1120
-
|
-
-
13.55
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
Pont Aberglaslyn  
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
14.15
-
-
-
-
|
-
-
-
-
Beddgelert  
-
-
-
-
11.50
-
-
14.20
-
-
-
-
16.25
-
17.20
-
-
Pen-y-Pass  
-
-
-
-
12.12
12.35
14.05
14.42
15.05
16.10
-
-
16.47
17.05
17.40
17.55
19.05
Llanberis
-
-
-
-
-
12.45
14.20
-
15.20
16.25
-
-
-
17.20
-
18.10
19.20




11.10 - Sherpa journey    
0800 - non-Sherpa connecting services - "5 Snowdon Sherpa Day Ticket" NOT valid on these journeys    
Beddgelert --- time for a short stroll along the side of the River Glaslyn past Gelert's Grave to the Aberslaslyn pass        
.If you are feeling more energetic why not alight from the Sherpa at Pont Aberglaslyn (arrive 11.13 or 13.43) and walk along the Fisherman's Path    
to Beddgelert ----- suitable shoes should be worn as the path can be wet and muddy at any time of the year !
   
 
Pen-y-Pass --- time for a short walk on the foothills of Snowdon     along the Miners Path towards     Llyn Glaslyn (and Snowdon)    
  latest times should always be confirmed from the individual timetables on the official Gwynedd CC or Conwy CC websites  and any subsequent amendments thereto  

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Bangor - Snowdonia   (via Llanberis)
Barmouth - Snowdonia   (via Porthmadog)
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno   (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Llandudno
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
Llanberis Pass   (Park and Ride)
Llanberis - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis - Beddgelert - Caernarfon/Porthmadog
Llandudno/Colwyn Bay - Betws-y-Coed   (connections)
Llandudno - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Llandudno - Llanrwst - Corwen
Llandudno - Snowdonia (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Porthmadog/Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Porthmadog - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Pwllheli - Snowdonia   (via Porthmadog)
Snowdonia - Bangor (via Llanberis) 
Snowdonia - Barmouth   (via Porthmadog)
 Snowdonia - Llandudno (via Betws-y-Coed or Caernarfon) 
Snowdonia - Pwllheli   (via Porthmadog)
Climb Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)
Ride Round Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)

Suggested weekday trips from Barmouth
Suggested weekday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested Saturday trips from Bethesda
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested weekday trips from Conwy
Suggested weekday trips from Corwen
Suggested weekday trips from Llanberis
Suggested weekday trips from Llandudno
Suggested weekday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested weekday trips from Porthmadog

Suggested Sunday trips from Barmouth
Suggested Sunday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested Sunday trips from Bethesda
Suggested Sunday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested Sunday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested Sunday trips from Conwy
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanberis
Suggested Sunday trips from Llandudno
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested Sunday trips from Porthmadog
Suggested Sunday trips from Pwllheli

Suggested weekday trips from
Suggested Sunday trips from
North Wales Coast Railway stations
(via Betws-y-Coed)

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